banzai charge


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Noun1.banzai charge - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualtiesbanzai charge - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai'
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
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Through them, we get a glimpse into what it was like flying a slower, less maneuverable F4F Wildcat against a Japanese Zero in the skies above Henderson Field, or to be a young sailor fighting for survival on a torpedoed destroyer in Ironbottom Sound, or to be an exhausted marine in a rifle company fighting off a suicidal banzai charge at Alligator Creek.
Nakagawa's last words to his troops--only a little more than a hundred of them were still alive and most of those were wounded--called for them to die for the Emperor in a banzai charge. Many of those who were physically able did so and the soldiers of the 81st Infantry granted them their death wish.
Bennett of B Company bravely sacrificed his life, earning the MOH in confronting "a ferocious banzai charge."
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Whereas a Japanese soldier bent on a suicidal Banzai charge might absorb plenty of the little pills before falling, the average Wehrmacht trooper would be more inclined to seek medical attention after absorbing a round.